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Canberra Raiders sign young Kiwi hooker Stanley Iongi

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Canberra Raiders bolster hooker stocks with Stanley Iongi signing





With question marks over the Raiders' two first-choice hookers, Josh Hodgson and Tom Starling, the club has pounced on former New Zealand under 16 hooker Stanley Iongi. Now 19, Iongi actually signed with Melbourne feeder club Brisbane Tigers late last year. But when he was approached by the Raiders last week, Iongi's manager Dixon McIver asked the Tigers for a release.

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‘In the Brandon Smith mould’: Raiders swoop on Kiwi schoolboy sensation: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... f1d5f4d383

News report on his earlier signing with the Melbourne Storm affiliate Brisbane Tigers: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/the-mole-m ... -19947up1A
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Nice work Raiders recruitment!

Looks like a handy pick up.


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3rd hooker sorted.

He's a decent get too, not a cast off.

A month or so ago he was being talked up as a boom youngster signing for Melbourne.
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Looks really suited to Vlandy's ball. And just about the right age to get a look in should Starling not keep progressing into a good Fg starter over the next season or two.
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Sounds good
Hopefully he pans out
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No idea if this young guy will pan out but he absolutely looks like a great throw at the stumps. Fingers crossed he can become something like peak Isaac Luke.
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Looks like a good gamble to me.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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Hodgo leaves at the end of the yr.
Starlo is next man up.
Then 2 rookies, Adrian Trevilyan and now this kid.
Let's hope there is a bit of Cheese or Potter in him.
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Don’t forget Toby Thorburn. He’s a grade in front of Iongi: viewtopic.php?p=1844331#p1844331
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Has there been a Stanley in the NRL since the eels rolled out Stan Jurd?
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Chase?
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hrundi89 wrote: January 19, 2022, 1:11 pmChase?
Wasn’t Stanley his last name though?
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Billy Walker wrote: January 19, 2022, 2:29 pm
hrundi89 wrote: January 19, 2022, 1:11 pmChase?
Wasn’t Stanley his last name though?
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Can we get a confirmation on pronunciation, longee or lonhii or longghhhi?

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Question wrote: January 19, 2022, 3:37 pm Can we get a confirmation on pronunciation, longee or lonhii or longghhhi?

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There seems to be a Tongan rugby union player around… the commentators pronounce it “Yong-ee”.
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-PJ- wrote: January 19, 2022, 3:32 pm
Billy Walker wrote: January 19, 2022, 2:29 pm
hrundi89 wrote: January 19, 2022, 1:11 pmChase?
Wasn’t Stanley his last name though?
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Looks very likely. Good pace and hits hard. Good utility value like Havili Reminds of the Manly guy (bit stronger) who has been suspended for a criminal offence - can’t remember his name and also Isaac Luke. It will be interesting seeing the development of him and Trevilyan
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yeh raiders wrote: January 19, 2022, 7:27 pm
-PJ- wrote: January 19, 2022, 3:32 pm
Billy Walker wrote: January 19, 2022, 2:29 pm
hrundi89 wrote: January 19, 2022, 1:11 pmChase?
Wasn’t Stanley his last name though?
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MrPosh wrote:
yeh raiders wrote: January 19, 2022, 7:27 pm
-PJ- wrote: January 19, 2022, 3:32 pm
Billy Walker wrote: January 19, 2022, 2:29 pm
hrundi89 wrote: January 19, 2022, 1:11 pmChase?
Wasn’t Stanley his last name though?
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greeneyed wrote: January 19, 2022, 12:15 pm Don’t forget Toby Thorburn. He’s a grade in front of Iongi: viewtopic.php?p=1844331#p1844331
With Tevilyan, Thorburn and Iongi we have plenty of juniors coming through in the position. NSW Cup will be an interesting watch later in the season to see which ones could step up to NRL level in 2023.
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The GH player poll for 2022 first choice hooker didn’t indicate as much love for Starling as I anticipated there might be. Obviously Hodgo is moving on, but I wonder if this focus on young talented 9’s is partly due to the club having similar thoughts on Starling as the fans?
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Colk wrote:Looks very likely. Good pace and hits hard. Good utility value like Havili Reminds of the Manly guy (bit stronger) who has been suspended for a criminal offence - can’t remember his name and also Isaac Luke. It will be interesting seeing the development of him and Trevilyan
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Matt wrote: January 19, 2022, 11:54 am Hodgo leaves at the end of the yr.
Starlo is next man up.
Then 2 rookies, Adrian Trevilyan and now this kid.
Let's hope there is a bit of Cheese or Potter in him.
I'm accepting this as one of the all time great compliments
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Love4Noa wrote: January 20, 2022, 12:48 pm
Matt wrote: January 19, 2022, 11:54 am Hodgo leaves at the end of the yr.
Starlo is next man up.
Then 2 rookies, Adrian Trevilyan and now this kid.
Let's hope there is a bit of Cheese or Potter in him.
I'm accepting this as one of the all time great compliments
TBH, I hope is rugby prowess is better than his golf game :roflmao
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I hope the young bloke makes it in the NRL. It is a big step up. I remember having similar hopes for Travis Waddell when he was coming through the grades. Iongi sure can attack. Maybe Starling can show him that small stature players can be good defenders in the NRL.
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